is for house
Dear House –
I love you. You’re old and quirky, with your too-small rooms and gorgeous wood and that delightful small stained glass window. And oh how we’ve loved that front porch of yours – that lovely little extension we fill with flowers and laughter and morning coffee. You have blessed us for all these many years, keeping us safe and sheltered, enclosed in walls that hold so many memories and so many connections to my ancestral lineage. There has been such a richness to our life here, such joy here, such deep satisfaction and delight. And even though we’re beginning to turn our hearts and minds to considering a better-fit-for-us-now home, you are such an old treasured friend and my love for you is boundless. I want you to know that. And that even when the day comes we turn you over to someone who will hopefully love you immensely and give you all the loving care and attention you need and deserve, you will always be a treasure I hold in my heart. And in the meantime, we’ll continue to delight in you, and fill your spaces with love and laughter. As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young would say “Our house is a very very fine house.” Thank you! I love you!
- Having mentioned CSN&Y I think we should let them sing to us, don’t you?
- I love the mission of Sweet Home and their house-shaped cookies – providing scholarship programs to help the homeless and at risk parents further their eduation.
- Check out these glorious treehouses.
- And I think The Housewives Tarot with its 50s throwback art is a hoot. Grab yourself some fun!
What about you? Have a favorite thing about your home? Or if home isn’t where your heart is, where is? Have a house song suggestion? Like the show House of Cards? Ever been in a tree house? Do tell – you know I love to hear.
this got me thinking about what makes my house a home – but it is my home and I don’t plan on giving it up anytime soon – but I am slowly purging everything down to the barest bones – and surprisingly, ,that makes it feel more like home. I loved the treehouses!
I love the relationships we have with our homes – how they deepen and evolve over time. And how wonderful you’re finding your right-fit with “stuff” – that’s really cool.
Wow, I’m surprised!!! I agree, your house is a very, very, very fine house…with 2 cats even…just not in the yard.
I love my little house, too, my favorite place to be, a refuge, even though it needs a TON of work done to it and has way too much clutter. Sometimes I like the clutter, to an extent, other times I know how good it would feel to reduce. I always feel bad for people who don’t like going home…like they would rather be at work than home. Ugh, thinking of home is what gets me through work usually and it’s just an immense relief at night to be home, surrounded by kitties, love, objects I like, comfort…
LOL – yes, it’s a fine 2-cat house! And yours is very very fine as well. It’s such a blessing and delight to love your home – to have it be a sanctuary – and I wish that were true for everyone. None of us deserve anything less. The whole treasure/clutter/more/less dance is very complicated isn’t it? Wonder if we’ll ever get it figured out perfectly for ourselves.
Oh Deborah – you just made my morning looking at that CSNY clip … one of my all time favourite songs and what a performance of it! 🙂 🙂
I love my wee house at the minute – we just rent it, but we’ve been here nearly 11 years – it’s too small for all our instruments and clutter and both of us working from home, but at the same time it’s just perfect … nestled on the shores of the lough with mountains on the other shore … and when we look out, suddenly we find more space inside again.
Thank you for your beautiful love letters this month.
Have a great Sunday
Oh Fil – I love the story of your house! I can feel all the magic and love.
Your love letters are captivating, Deborah. One day, I will have a house to make a home and fill it with flowers and laughter and love. Until then, I have a wee space I rent and fill it with light and blessings and goodness. It is enough. Much love, blessings and peace to you! ♥
Light and blessings and goodness are wondrous things to fill your space with! May all you wish, and so much more, find its way to you with speed and grace and joy!